Life is kind of dull at the moment. I haven’t been doing a lot of anything, just pottering really, doing little bits of things. The week hasn’t been improved by really bad hay fever, but I am still slowly crawling forwards one inch at a time. That has to count for something, and I have lost 3 kg so I can’t really complain about that.
I have been trying to do some reading, and I am working my way through “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, which I am finding a bit challenging. It’s not difficult reading but it is from a completely different mindset. I guess the problem for me is that it is based on the premise that everyone can be rich, and if they’re not, it’s because of something they are not doing. I have the feeling that is overly simplistic. Maybe if you are already relatively well off you can become rich but I think that for some people who are really poor, poverty is socially and culturally entrenched. There is this perfect storm of lack of education, and circumstances that would be very hard to get out of.
I also have trouble imagining a future where everyone is wealthy. Is it even possible for a society to exist where everyone is? I guess it is because in my head I see wealthy people not working, and I suppose that isn’t always the case. Everyone could be wealthy and cleaning their own toilets, and taking it in turns to build roads and houses etc. The other thing is that we live in a world of limited resources. While we can print as much money as we like, that money is only any good at the end of the day if we can exchange it for things we need or want, and if there isn’t enough to go round then we are screwed. Instead of aiming to be rich maybe we should be aiming to be comfortable and sustainable?